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Local Government Transparency Code 2014

The following information is information concerning employment that must be published in line with the revised code. All information is accurate to 30 November 2019.

Organisation Chart (top three levels of the organisation)

YPO Board of Directors.

YPO Senior Leadership Team

These are all permanent posts. Further information in relation to services and functions, budgets and detailed salary information has not been included as this is deemed to be commercially sensitive information.

 Role  Current Post Holder   Email Address 
 Head of Logistics  Vacant  -
 Head of Public Sector Gavin Rimmington
[email protected]
 Head of Education Martin Armytage

martin.ar[email protected]

 Head of Marketing  Rachel Stothard  [email protected] 
 Head of Finance  Matthew Hirst [email protected]
 Head of Business Change and IT  Vacant


 Head of Human Resources  Jo Freeman [email protected] 

Senior salaries - senior management pay data.


Additional Benefits


The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) covers council employees and some councillors. The LGPS is a contributory scheme, this means that the employee contributes to the scheme from his or her own salary. Employees contribute between 5.5% - 12.5% of their salaries.

Employers' contributions to the LGPS vary depending upon how much is needed to ensure benefits under the scheme are properly funded, and are set independently. The rules governing the pension scheme are contained in regulations made by Parliament. 

Further information about the scheme can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.


Expenses: what are senior officers entitled to?

The Board are expected to work such hours as are necessary to ensure the job gets done. This routinely involves evening and sometimes weekend work as well as a standard Monday to Friday business week. No extra payments are made for such extended hours. 

Senior officers, in line with all employees, are able to claim for a restricted amount of legitimate business expenses, including business travel in line with the YPO Travel and Subsistence Policy.


Pay Multiple

This is included in the Statement of Pay Policy 2020 which was approved at Management Committee on 29 November 2019.


Trade Union Facility Time

The only Union recognised by YPO for collective consultation is UNISON. There are nine elected Union representatives with the following hours allocated for Union duties

  • Branch Chair - seven hours per week
  • Branch Secretary - 18 hours per week
  • Health and Safety Representative - four days per year plus two hours a month for meetings
  • Four Workplace and Safety Representatives - two hours per month for meetings.

Additional hours may be required for ad hoc meetings, support in conduct issues etc.

1450 hours are currently allocated for a 12 month period which is the equivalent of 0.75 FTE. In the 12 months to the 9 September 2019, 2114 hours were spent on Union duties, the equivalent of 1.1 FTE

Currently the branch secretary is also the health and safety representative which equates to 50% of his available working time.

A basic estimate of spending on Unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union activities multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill) is £27,183 or 0.2% of the total pay bill.